Boy's Room Decoration Ideasby Michelle LaRowe
When decorating a boy's room, it is important to take into consideration his interests, preferences and personal style. What you envision to be the perfect room for a boy may be completely opposite of what he was hoping for. Working together to solidify your decorating plan can help ensure that you both end up with a room you are satisfied with.
If you are considering a boy's room theme and want something he can grow into and won't grow out of for some time, a coastal themed bedroom is a viable option. Starting out with white bead-boarded walls and wooden window trim will help to create the perfect backdrop for your coastal theme. Blue drapes, lantern-styled lights and nautical themed bedding all work well with the coastal theme. Framing photos of boats, nautical flags and lighthouses and hanging them on the wall will help to complete your look. If you are in the market for a throw or area rug, choosing one that has a nautical flag or a sailboat border will complement the room theme. If he is old enough, getting the boy involved with choosing and making some of the room decorations can help him make the room his own. Creating a banner to hang across the room featuring hand-drawn nautical flags or framing a piece of his nautical-themed art work can work well.
Replicate a Lodge
Transforming your boy's bedroom to look like a room at the lodge is an option to consider if the boy loves the great outdoors. Having a log bed as the central focus of the room will immediately let all who enter know they have entered a lodge-inspired bedroom. Painting the walls a light shade of green will add a sense of freshness to his room. Red-sleeping-bag-inspired bedding, white and red checkered curtains and animal print throw pillows will work well with the campsite theme. Adding a small wooden picnic table and play tent will not only complement your theme, but provide for endless hours of imaginary play.
Focus on Sports
If the boy loves sports, consider creating a sports-themed room for him. The room décor can be inspired by one sport or by all sports. Choosing paint colors that reflect his favorite team's colors can set the stage for the room. Hanging pennants, posters, team jerseys or painting a mural that depicts his favorite player, sport or venue are all ideas for decorating the walls. Wallpaper borders can also be used to enhance the wall space. Sports-themed bedding and accessories, like a lamp in the shape of a football or soccer ball will work nicely with this theme. Adding a plastic basketball net to the back of the door is another sports-inspired decorating idea. If the boy plays sports, hanging his team picture or a photo of him playing the sport can add a personalized touch.